Clinical and Hemodynamic Observations After Combined Aortic and Mitral Replacement
Twelve patients have been observed from 6 to 19 months after combined aortic and mitral valvular replacement with Starr-Edwards prostheses. Eleven patients have had postoperative right- and left-heart catheterizations. The clinical and hemodynamic findings are described. Nine patients are well. Three others have less than satisfactory results, although one of these is improved. It is concluded that bivalvular replacement is now practical in selected patients and provides gratifying results in most individuals so treated.
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